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I Got Loose in the Kitchen Again

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Today’s Daily Post prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill
If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?


I cook to relax. Yes, I know that is strange. And I am not saying that I am a good cook. I am a competent one at best. However, I like to improvise. Just as a writer plays with words, and an actor devises a scene, I like to get loose in the kitchen and create with vegetables, herbs, meats and cheeses, sweet butter — oh yes, let’s not forget the chocolate.

I like to think about what ingredients will work well together. I design dishes in my head before I start cooking.  For example, today I worked out this meal:  braised pork tenderloin in balsamic vinegar infused with juniper berries, served with mashed turnips and parsnips and an apple and onion chutney.   I am preparing these right now as I write this.  I have no idea if this meal is going to turn out. Failure is part of the creative process.

But I am a writer, an artist — a creative person. And this is what we do.

Postscript:  Oh, yeah…..that’s so good…..



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